This guidelines document describes the operational policies and procedures that govern the basic operation of a federation for trusted information sharing, including federation membership, change management for federation standards, help desk policies, and more; it also contains some normative language related to operational protocol between parties in the federation.
This Global Federated Identity and Privilege Management (GFIPM) guidelines document provides the justice community and partner organizations with a standards-based approach for implementing federated identity. The target audience for this document includes managers and technical representatives of prospective GFIPM participant organizations who are planning to implement an Identity Provider (IDP), Service Provider (SP), or Trusted Identity Broker (TIB) role within a GFIPM federation; it also includes vendors, contractors, and consultants who are required to establish technical interoperability with GFIPM standards as part of their project or product implementation. Common use of these standards across federation systems is crucial to their interoperability. Leveraging the Global Justice XML and National Information Exchange Model (NIEM), a standard set of XML-based elements and attributes (collectively referred to as GFIPM metadata) about a federation user’s identities, privileges, and authentication can be universally communicated.